Be Still


After a few months of frantically trying to find a job, even overnight ones that would not work for me, I finally got the hint that a job is not what I need right now.  I told God I would wait on His timing and started praying and studying more. The right opportunity will come at the right time, but being patient until then is the key.  That is what I keep telling myself.  I began to understand how Abraham’s Sarah must have felt, waiting around for God to work.  Studying her life led me to Genesis 21:6, and I felt like God was making me this promise: “Sarah said, God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”  The joy in her was obvious when, in her 90’s, she had her promised child. Now, I hope God does not wait until I am old and more gray to fulfill this, but it is always a possibility.  I can just picture being so shocked and excited about what He does, my family and I can only laugh.  He is working now, and I can feel it in me. 
Exodus 14:14 is now one of my favorite verses.  “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  Once I started being quiet with God more, He started speaking to me more.  Being still is the opposite of easy, but I have found God waiting for me when I am.  He longs to speak when I listen.  The same is true for you.  God wants to speak to you and is at work around you, even when you don’t notice. 
Simply be still and listen.
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